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How Much is Too Much Jargon in Your Grant Application?

We all do it – use jargon in our grant proposals. It makes perfect sense to me, and it’s the easiest way for me to say it, right? The fact is that while you may understand the terms specific to your nonprofit, the board members of…
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3 Lessons Learned the Hard Way and How to Do Better Next Time

If you’re Facebook friends with me, you know I love animals and volunteer for a local animal rescue organization. I write several grant proposals for them every year. Here’s where the lessons start, folks: A good grant opportunity came…
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3 Myths About Grants (And the Truth You Need To Know)

You’ll be in hot water if you continue to believe these 3 myths about grants.  If you’re new to the grant-writing field, you’ll soon learn that there are plenty of myths floating around out there about grants. You need to understand…

3 Mistakes Every Beginning Grant Writer Makes (and What to Do Instead)

3 insider secrets to get you started with your first successful grant proposal. So the boss stops by your office and says, “Congratulations, you’re our new grant writer. “ Wait, was that in your job description? Ah, yes, that would…